Spade Heart Harrogate Bridge Club Diamond Club
Welcome to Harrogate Bridge Club
Mrs Veronica Healey

Sadly, Veronica, an original member of Harrogate Bridge Club, has passed away aged 98½.

The funeral will be on Tuesday 22nd October, 12:45, at St. Josephs RC Church Pudsey, followed by a burial at 2pm.  Afterwards there will be afternoon tea at Mahoney & Ward Funeral Directors.

YCBA - Club Development Day

Yorkshire Bridge Clubs' Development Day

Hilton Hotel, Leeds - Sunday 17th November 10:30 start

A free informative event for YCBA members

Sessions on:

  • Mentoring
  • Bridge + More: A Revolution in Bridge Technology
  • Using Pianola to Grow Your Club
  • Building a Digital Community

A complimentary light lunch is included.

Booking is made via the club - please contact Janet Latham.

For full details click here.

Club Bridge Weekend - 21st to 23rd February 2020

We had our second Bridge Weekend at the Inn on the Prom in Lytham.  Once again it was really popular, so we have booked again for next year, two nights commencing Friday 21st February 2020.

We are now taking bookings.

For more details please click here.

BBC Children In Need Sim Pairs

Monday 11th November (afternoon bridge)

Wednesday 13th November (evening bridge)

Please join us again this year to raise money for Children in Need. Our target is to better the £605 from last year.

Sign up sheets will be circulated and then placed on the noticeboard in the bar. 

The table money is £3.50 - additional donations will be gratefully accepted.  There will also be a raffle - prizes welcome.

EBU and club fees will be waived, all of the money will be donated to Children In Need

These sessions are run in conjunction with ECatsBridge, who are hosting this simultaneous pairs event.  They are also an official partner of BBC Children In Need because of all the money they have raised in the past.

Yorkshire League Matches 2019-20

We are running 5 teams of 4 pairs in the Yorkshire League this season.

Sunday 27th October  - Match 1
Sheffield B v Harrogate A
Shelley A v Harrogate B
Doncaster D v Harrogate C
Harrogate E v Bradford C
Harrogate D v Huddersfield E

The remaining matches are: 10th Nov, 1st Dec, 5th Jan, 26th Jan, 16th Feb, 8th March

Bridge Lessons

Rob Cave is continuing with his courses of lessons:

  • Bridge for Beginners Year 1 - Term 1 (10 weeks).
    Commencing on Thursday 3rd October - 10am to 12noon.  

  • Bridge for Year 2 Students - Term 1 (10 weeks).
    Commencing on Wednesday 2nd October - 10am to 12noon

Places are limited and you need to contact Rob as soon as possible as they are very popular.  For more details click here

New Improvers Duplicate

Monday Mornings

9.15am to 12 noon

Latest news: Improvers competition - Autumn 2019

This will run on Monday mornings from 7th October to 9th December (10 weeks).  The best 5 results for each player, over this period, will go towards this new competition.  Prizes for the top 3 scores and a trophy for the winner.

Aimed at improving players, to bridge the gap between supervised play and club duplicate

  • Learn to use the Bridgemates
  • Computer scoring
  • Printout of hands
  • Results on Bridgewebs
  • No master points will be awarded due to the limited number of hands that can be played in the session.

The session will be hosted so you can turn up without a partner.

Please contact Max Rostron or Rob Cave for more details.

EBED Minibridge Sims

EBED would like to encourage new students of the game to take part in an informal competition at an early stage of their learning and runs a Sim Pairs just for Minibridge students at this time every year. Results are collected together and scored across the whole field, and reported on the Sims pages of the EBU website. 

For more details  please click here.


We are a welcoming and friendly bridge club catering for players of all standards.  We run six pairs sessions per week and a supervised play afternoon for those who want to practice before they step up to duplicate.  We also have classes for beginners and intermediates, and occasional instruction on specific topics.

Visiting pairs are always made welcome.

For the more competitive players we have five teams in the Yorkshire Sunday League.   Many of our players also group together to make teams of four that play in the Harrogate and District Bridge League against more local opposition.

Harrogate Bridge Club is located in the centre of this beautiful spa town.  The club has its own private premises and is well established with over 250 members.  In addition to our playing areas, the club has a kitchen and a licensed bar.  HBC is a member of the English Bridge Union, EBU, and the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association, YCBA.  We use the Bridgemate wireless scoring system so that results are updated as you play.  Hand copies of each session can be taken away and are also available once the results are posted on the website. 

EBU Diaries

Opt In to Receive a Diary for 2020/21 (Next Year)

From 2020 if you wish to receive an EBU diary you will need to opt in. This is to reduce the number of unwanted diaries which are sent out which obviously has both an environmental and financial impact. To opt in to receive the diary you will need to login to My EBU and check the appropriate tick box, even if you were previously marked to receive it.

  • If you use My EBU, login and go to your account and check your account settings.  If you wish to receive the diary, under Magazine/Diary Preferences take the option All Editions + Diary.  Then save your changes.
  • If you haven't used My EBU or have forgotten your password then click here where you will be directed to the EBU website.  Don't forget to have your membership number to hand.
Club Handbook 2019/20

The new Club Handbook is available for collection.

Please note that it now includes members' contact details where consent has been given. The Members Only section of the webpage which last year held this information has been discontinued.

Thu 24th Oct 2019
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Thu 24th Oct 2019
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
Fri 25th Oct 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Mon 28th Oct 2019
Duplicate Improvers
9:15am to 12 noon
Mon 28th Oct 2019
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
1:10pm to 4:15pm
Mon 28th Oct 2019
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
Tue 29th Oct 2019
Duplicate Pairs
1:10pm to 4:15pm
Tue 29th Oct 2019
Supervised Play
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed 30th Oct 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Improvers
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)